11 December 2009
A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO
CIRCA LATE 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone in two layers, light blue on black, carved with two facing storks, their heads upraised, a vase in between, encircled by a linear border; together with its fragmentary original silver mount (not illustrated)
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long
North American Private Collector, acquired in London, early 1980s.
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